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Among the Swedish performers who had an impact in America was the recording artist Gustav Fonandern (1880-1960). He was by profession an architect but was active as a singer of ballads and revue songs for almost sixty years. He traveled to the United States several times and toured the Swedish American settlements. Fonandern introduced to the Swedish American repertoire songs from the popular Swedish singer Ernst Rolf. He made numerous recordings in the United States and toured extensively.
Svenska Amerikanaren (September 28, 1922) The steamship Drottningholm departed from Gothenburg on the 7th of September and arrived in New York City on the 16th. Among the passengers were Lydia Hedberg and Gustav Fonandern. The newspaper wrote: "The above picture shows our old friends, the popular entertainers Mrs. Lydia Hedberg (Bergslagsmor) and Gustav Fonandern. Although rivals on stage they get along fine nonetheless, if you can believe the photograph. They will each undertake new tours through America’s Swedish settlements and no doubt once again receive accolades."
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Tracks 01-45: Gustav Fonandern
Tracks 46-46: bonus track
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Gustav Fonandern lyrics and translations
"Dolly" has original Swedish lyrics but is set to the melody of "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!". Track 46, recorded in 1914, is a Finnish version of Fonandern's "Min Vän Svenson Och Jag".
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